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DEC 2015

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CVBs & Sports Commissions Sponsored Content December 2015 90 www.sportseventsmagazine.com olorado Springs, Colorado, provides the ideal setting for your event or competition to reach peak performance. The unrivaled beauty of the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak - America's Mountain provide inspiring scenery whether on or off the field, rink or court. Boasting a mild year-round climate, the region is a great choice in spring, summer and fall. Endless blue skies and 50 degree days lend themselves to a great getaway before, or after the scoreboard clears. Another fantastic amenity of the area is high altitude-advantage training at 6,035 feet above sea level. There are many reasons Colorado Springs is an exceptional place for professional and amateur athletes. Being home to the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Olympic Training Center, more than 45 national and international sports organizations, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and thousands of miles of parks and open space are just a few. There are many other unique venues in the region to accommodate a wide array of options to host events of every size. Available venues include ice rinks, full-court gyms, aquatic centers, and fields for soccer, baseball, softball, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby and more. Colorado Springs is uniquely positioned to capture national attention as a destination that values sporting activities. The city is often referred to as the "Amateur Sports Capital of the World." Forbes, Men's Health and many more name Colorado Springs among the nation's healthiest cities. Athletes, along with friends and family, will enjoy the weather, scenery, attractions and competitive arenas this region has to offer. Boasting more than 55 attractions and activities, there's so much to discover. Some of the area's newest offerings include a completely renovated Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, the grand reopening of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park as well as the wonder of Seven Falls. The city is now also home to a brand new USL Pro Soccer League, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks Football Club. The all new John Venezia Community Park will be completed in summer 2016, and the Larry Ochs Sports Complex-Scott Hall Field of Dreams is currently undergoing the planning process. Colorado Springs is home to more than 14,500 acres of fantastic hiking and biking trails, open spaces and parks. Interpretive Paint Mines Park, North Cheyenne Cañon and the New Santa Fe Regional Trail are all great places to get out and enjoy the natural setting of the area. Other outdoor activities that are fun for the entire team include climbing, horseback riding, zip lining over open canyons or camping under the stars. With 14,500 rooms ranging from flagship hotels like Marriott, Hilton and Embassy Suites to quaint B&Bs and cabins, there's something to fit every size group and budget. Situated in the middle of the country, getting to Colorado Springs couldn't be easier via Interstate 25 or flying directly into the Colorado Springs Airport. Make Colorado Springs your next sports event destination. Contact Cheryl McCullough, Senior Sales Manager ñ Sports & Special Events of the Colorado Springs CVB, at CherylM@VisitCOS. com, (800) 888-4748, ext. 142. n C Cheryl McCullough Senior Sales Manager – Sports & Special Events (800) 888-4748, ext. 142 CherylM@VisitCOS.com www.VisitCOS.com/Sports Colorado Springs CVB "Colorado Springs is a stunning, year- round destination. The region is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the area's rich sports heritage and ties to the Olympic Movement as well as an abundance of things to see and do before or after an event." Elevate Your Competition In Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods Park Colorado Springs CVB - Football

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